On Monday, August 26 many will be enjoying a day off work for the summer bank holiday. This is the last bank holiday until Christmas for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but those in Scotland have one extra bank holiday to look forward to. On Monday, December 2, Scotland will have another three-day weekend to commemorate St Andrew’s Day.
Summer bank holiday gives many the chance to catch up with friends and family, enjoy the last of the summer weather and perhaps enjoy a barbecue.
With the weather forecast to heat up over the weekend, it may be the perfect chance to go to the park, beach or just sunbathe in the garden.
If you are hoping to nip to the supermarket on bank holiday Monday, some shops may have altered hours for the day.
Here is Express.co.uk’s guide to Waitrose’s opening hours for the bank holiday.
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Waitrose is reducing its hours for the bank holiday – and exactly what time it will be open depends on the store near you.
For some, hours will be from 10am to 7pm, others 10am to 6pm and 8am to 6pm.
To find out what time the store nearest you is open, put your postcode into Waitrose’s store finder here https://www.waitrose.com/shop/BranchFinderSearch?
Once the store has popped up on the map, click ‘View Seasonal Hours’ which will tell you the time the shop is open on bank holiday Monday.
Bank Holiday weekend is expected to be a scorcher, with some forecasters predicting it could be the hottest August bank holiday on record.
Some parts of the UK could see temperatures as high as 28C on Sunday, dropping a little on Monday, but still warm and sunny.
A netweather.tv spokesman said: “There are signs that parts of the UK could see some fine, warm and sunny weather.
“This looks more likely for England and inland Wales, but the far north-west of England joins Northern Ireland and Scotland with a higher risk of rain, more cloud and temperatures remaining in the high teens/ low 20s.
“For the rest of England and Wales temperatures could reach into the mid to high twenties.
“However, there is still a lot of uncertainty with the weekend forecast. High pressure is trying to build up from the south but low pressures and weather fronts continue to interrupt from the north-west.”
Warm temperatures will be a welcome change from overcast and rainy skies of this past week.
Showers have fallen across the country all week, and temperatures have felt almost autumnal in some places.
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